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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 19, 2010 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Standing on the Corner

Yeeaaahhhh !!!!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-05-19.sbd.lestatkat.6516.sbeok.shnf

Standing On The Corner
Lyrics: Grateful Dead
Music: Grateful Dead

Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.

I was standing on the corner, wondering what's become of me
I was standing on the corner, wondering what's become of me
Well things don't seem to be the way they used to seem to be

I think I'll go up on a mountain, I'll fling myself off into space
I think I'll go up on a mountain, I'll fling myself off into space
I'm not doing it because I'm desperate, I'm just trying to save some
space

If you ask me what my name is, I'll just stop and scratch my head
If you ask me what my name is, I'll just stop and scratch my head
Well they took away my name and gave me a number instead

Well all the things I used to know seem so far behind
There's a lot of new things that are running around my mind

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: May 22, 2010 7:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Standing on the Corner

Listen to "My Bucket's Got a Hole In It" lyrics. Hank Sr. sings a line that Jerry uses later in "Don't Ease Me In." A great tribute from one musician to another. Standin' on the corner

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: May 19, 2010 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Standing on the Corner

Lefty Les in what of the reviews from 2009 said:

"If Pigpen had lived, Garcia would have died labeled on of the best BLUES guitarist that ever lived."

How accurate is this?

I have my opinion but I will hold it so as not to impose my views on your virgin opinion.

TOOTMO

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 19, 2010 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Standing on the Corner

I also like it . It is so "mid-60's" . Always reminds me of "Outlaw Blues" on Dylan's Bringing it All Back Home , which I am sure they knew .
"Don't ask me nothing about nothing ,
I just might tell you the truth."

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Poster: rippley Date: May 19, 2010 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Standing on the Corner

Paging Robert Hunter-please come save us!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 19, 2010 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Standing on the Corner

LOL

Speaking of Hunter - what was the first Hunter tune the boys ever performed live?

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Poster: light into ashes Date: May 19, 2010 7:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Standing on the Corner

First Hunter tune they played was Alligator, which they started doing in spring '67. (Never mind earlier bogus dates.) He mailed them the lyric, and they added another verse & put it to music...
Dark Star & China Cat followed late in the year, after Hunter came to California.

Garcia was very relieved not to have to write lyrics anymore! He called all his earlier songs pitiful & embarrassing....

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 20, 2010 5:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Standing on the Corner

Cool, Thanks guys. I didn't realize Alligator was written by Hunter.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: May 19, 2010 2:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Standing on the Corner

could be wrong, but think Dark Star and Chinacat were first sung at the same show, Dark Star was performed first in the set and also appears to have been performed as an instrumental before that, so Dark Star is my answer
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1968-01-17.sbd.cotsman.11795.shnf

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Poster: billydlions Date: May 19, 2010 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Standing on the Corner

Didn't Hunter write Alligator? It was first played on 12-18-65.

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Poster: deadmax Date: May 19, 2010 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Standing on the Corner

I love this song! Especially the part about flinging myself off into space.

Good call on this one, the early days definitely do rock.